Bodega Clandestina Ancestral Confiscat

Regular price $35.00

Winemaker: Ferran Lacruz

Appellation: Penedes, Catalonia, Spain

Grape Varieties: Xarello

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and pressed to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The wine is transferred to bottle just before fermentation is finished so it will finish fermentation in bottle in the ancestral (pet-nat) method. The wine is disgorged and is re-corked with zero addition of sulfur. 

Ferran Lacruz farms 8 hectares of vines in Catalonia, in the small village of Sant Marti Sarroca, in the heart of the Penedès wine region. Ferran started this project with his first vintage of 2018. He works completely outside of any appellation, farms the grapes organically, and is not adding anything to any of the wines. All the grapes are hand-harvested, and nothing is filtered or fined. Ferran grew up in this part of Catalonia, and since being a small child was seduced by the landscape, natural beauty, and the important of wine producing in the culture. He studied tourism in college, which left him feeling unfulfilled. So, with a friend, he began to embark on the journey of becoming a winemaker, looking to produce clean natural wines that express his homeland with honesty.